An event, such as a trade show, news release or appearance - see also Exhibition.

New Leica Products at Photokina 2014?

That time is upon us once again - the biennial Photokina 2014 show in Cologne, Germany. We've already posted about the official Leica schedule of events... Now it's time to enter the murky area of new products we might see (as we did in 2012). Below is what we're expecting based on the year's news so far, and we'll of course keep you updated on the very latest developments right here! Read more below for all the details!

Leica Partners with St. Moritz Art Masters 2014

As we've reported in 2012 and 2013, Leica has issued a press release that they are again an official partner of the St. Moritz Art Masters 2014 festival (which runs from August 22-31, 2014). Read more below for the full press release.

Leica Announces Photokina 2014 Details

As we told you earlier in July, Leica Camera AG will present at this year's Photokina in Cologne (September 16 to 21, 2014) in Hall 1 with a varied calendar of events. In addition to the unique concept exhibition at the Leica Gallery are other cultural highlights in the program, such as the world premiere of the new book "The Haight: Love, Rock and Revolution" about the legendary music photographer Jim Marshall (1936-2010). In addition, lectures and book signings are provided with well-known photographers. Read more below for full details!

Leitz Park Opening Festival

This commemorative plaque was unveiled on May 21, 2014 as part of the 100 years of Leica photography celebration and the Leitz-Park Opening Festival. See more pictures from the event in the Leitz-Park Opening Festival album on Facebook. Read more below for additional images.

Leica Cameras on Display at Carl Benz Museum

Through Mercedes-Benz news channels, we have word of "100 Years of Leica at the Dr. Carl Benz Museum" (in German). The Auto Museum Dr. Carl Benz in Ladenburg, Germany will be featuring a special exhibition on the occasion of the Leica centennial. From May 1, 2014 you can see 50 different Leica cameras and accessories from all epochs of production, including the very special Leica I. Read more below for translation.

Leica Gifts MM - Controversy Ensues

RocketNews24 (Japan) has an interesting article called "Tsunami survivor’s Y1.2 mil camera: heart-felt gift or PR stunt?" -- about an 18-year-old high school student from Miyagi Prefecture’s Shiroishi city. She began high school just weeks after the 2011 tsunami -- which tore through her town, destroying much of it and killing many of her classmates. Read more below about the controversy that followed - along with more on that fancy red APO-Summicron-M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens.